On The Rise: Deleted Scenes

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On November 5th, the rock quartet, Deleted Scenes, debuted their new track "Stutter". The track has been considered "a neuron scrambler" and "a full-body freakout" by fans and listeners.

The indie-rock group rising from DC released their critically acclaimed album, Young People's Church of the Air last year, and since then, the four of them have been performing around the country and at festivals, including performances with Cursive, Wild Nothing, The Antlers - among many others. The quartet is spending their time finishing up and perfecting their third full-length album, which is set to be released in 2014.

This evening, Deleted Scenes will be performing at The Fire in Washington DC, and are expected to preview their new album to the audience.

Empty Lighthouse had the opportunity to interview Dan Scheuerman of the band - read on and check out Deleted Scenes, a band on the rise.

EMPTY LIGHTHOUSE: How did you get your start in music?
DELETED SCENES: I grew up in a charismatic community where everyone sang in 4-part harmony together, prayed in tongues together and got slain in the spirit together.

Music was a huge part of my upbringing. My parents both played guitar and taught me my first chords.

EMPTY LIGHTHOUSE: Who do you consider your musical influences?
DELTED SCENES: Earlier on, Fugazi, The Smashing Pumpkins, U2, Radiohead, Sublime and Weezer.

Later on, The Silver Jews, This Heat, Neil Young, Sublime Frequencies and local DC music including Cigarette, Protect U, Hume and The Medications.

EMPTY LIGHTHOUSE: In spare time, who are some bands and artists you listen to?
DELETED SCENES: Neil Young, Terry Riley, Godspeed You!, Black Emperor, Brian Eno, Blues Control.

EMPTY LIGTHOUSE: What has been your most memorable experience while touring?
DELETED SCENES: A terrible fight that almost broke up the band.

EMPTY LIGHTHOUSE: If you could collaborate with anyone, who would it be and why?
DELETED SCENES: My bandmates.

EMPTY LIGHTHOUSE: If you could invent anything in the world, what would it be?
DELETED SCENES: Downloading beer would be nice.

EMPTY LIGHTHOUSE: If you were stranded on an island, what 3 things would you want to have with you?
DELETED SCENES: My wife, son and a gun.

EMPTY LIGHTHOUSE: What advice would you give to young people looking to succeed in the industry?

EMPTY LIGHTHOUSE: When you hit a creativity block, what re-inspires you?
DELETED SCENES: Learning a new song.

EMPTY LIGHTHOUSE: What are your upcoming plans in regards to more touring, recording and releases?
DELETED SCENES: Our single "Stutter" just came out this week. The full-length on which it appears, Lithium Burn, comes out in April.

We will tour a lot around that. We just shot a video with Dustin Diamond that is being edited right now - looking forward to that.

Deleted Scenes' new single can be heard on SoundCloud at https://soundcloud.com/deletedscenesmusic/sets/stutter-7/.

Make a visit to their website, http://www.deletedscenesmusic.com - for more information on tour dates and updates on their 2014 album release.

The band looks forward to getting their music out there for everyone to listen to, be sure to check it out.